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New Series Berlin 1/35 by ArtSoldier Miniatures, five first references.


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Can’t really tell by the pictures, but is that a bow and arrow the girl in front is carrying? Looks like a bow, and the quiver of arrows is on her left hip? Also looks like the 2nd girl is carrying an MP44…but has MP40 magazine pouches?

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Yes, I believe so. Really that wouldn’t be very practical I would think, but then again I don’t know for sure.
You’re right, the second girl is carrying an STG-44. The pouches are very similar to MP-40 pouches, they are slightly bigger and slightly curved. It’s hard to tell from those images, but I think she does have STG -44 pouches.

MP-40 Pouch:
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Image courtesy of At The Front for discussion only.
Stg-44 Pouch:


Image courtesy of World War Supply for discussion only.

In the close up picture on the 2nd girl, they look straight to me, but I suppose they could be curved…were any Russians killed by arrows during the Battle for Berlin?

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Nicely done figures for sure. But the setting is completely bogus. German BDM Girls were never allowed for carrying weapons, letalone they were trained with. Look s that someone watched too much Hunger Games? Bund Deutscher Mädchen organisation was founded to teach the young women how to move beautiful and do woman stuff at home. The best thing the may have done was nurse things. And I hardly believe that she could handle a Sturmgewehr 44. This thing kicks like a mule, I shot one a few years ago. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Yep, I couldn’t agree more. Looks like the designer has watched “Downfall”, seen the BDM girl helping with the Flak 88 and gone one better! Women did serve in Flak units, but generally on the searchlights and predictors, as with British ATS girls. HJ boys served the guns.

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Flakwaffenhelferinnen and Blitzmädels (communications helpers) usually wore trousers not skirts.
Maybe these set could be used in a post-Apocalyptic scenario but not in WW2.

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Hi friends, I am Xaby, creator of this vignette… this scene is fantasy, it never existed. In the battle of Berlin, no one fought with a bow. The weapon the second girl is carrying is an STG45 and the magazines are not from an MP40 or SG44. I repeat it is fictitious… but it could have happened.

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Fair enough. But is the concept really of idiot teenager takes on the Red Army with a bow and a few arrows?. Even for Nazis that sounds a bit stupid.

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I have to agree that this is an effort in art not history. If the same series of figures is intended to remind others of what young girls have done that was inspiring or heroic why not look to reality? I was much more inspired by reading about Annelies Marie Frank than Jennifer Lawrence. Where is the research into historical fact?

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